Good Traditions – Free Food

As you all know we have a new baby in the house. It’s exciting for sure, but also draining. It’s also very hard to find time to do anything, including cooking. If I had an unlimited budget, I’d probably just get take-out every night. Luckily we don’t have to.

It seems there is a pretty nice tradition (in my neck of the woods at least) of making meals for people with newborns. In the past two weeks we’ve had many friends offer to make us meals in exchange for a chance to see the baby. The first week we were too tired to see anybody but this week people have started to come over. It’s been great.

Our neighbor brought over something like three meals the other day. I’m not talking about frozed pizza. I’m talking about homemade soup, apple crisp, and stuff like that. We’re eating well now!

My parents are coming over tonight and they’re bringing over food as well. I think they’re also bringing over diapers. What else could the parents of a newborn need?

Anyhow, this is a tradition I could get behind. Of course, the key is to “pay it forward” and provide food to any of our friends who have babies. That’s what keeps a tradition going, right?

I’m just wondering if this is a tradition just around here or have any of you experienced it where you live.